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Re: aptitude not working

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: aptitude not working
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:40:51 +0000

You're much better off using qemu. You can read about how to set up an instant development environment here:


Do not pass the "-no-kvm-irqchip" option.  Also the default *img file is only has space for about 2 GBs I think.  You may have to expand the resulting img file, then expand the filesytem, if you eventually need more space.   Also my command does not begin with "kvm".   I actually use "qemu-system-i386", because kvm is not a command on my computer.

You can resize a *.img file with

You'll have to google how to resize an ext2 partition (what the hurd uses by default).

Also, I ssh into my locally running Hurd box.  In my opinion, Emacs running on my GNU/Linux box connecting to the Hurd via ssh, works better than using Emacs on the hurd.  At least, that was the case, the last time I tried it.  Note that I am not a hurd developer.  Just an enthusiast.

On 11/14/2016 11:46 AM, Richard Braun wrote:
On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 04:52:25PM +0100, Richard Braun wrote:
(btw: can you read out these values later on, with a command similar to
dmesg? pausing VirtualBOX and typing out things is boring)
Ah, by the way, practically none of us run the Hurd on VirtualBox, and
it's known to behave badly in some cases, so you're on your own about

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